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Welcome to Country Garden Seeds! Flower Seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Do you dream of a beautiful garden full of scented flowers and buzzing with wildlife? Just sow a few packets of seeds for gorgeous flowers that your garden wildlife will love too. Here are some beautiful and easy plants for you to grow.
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Scabiosa 'Dwarf Double Mixed'

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Scabiosa 'Dwarf Double Mixed' Seeds

Scabiosa is commonly called the Pincushion flower. But there is nothing common about this plant. It has tantalising buds, glamorous double flowers in shades of blue, lilac, pink, crimson and white then when the flowers fade amazing seed heads form. Shorter than most Scabiosa with stems half the length of Scabious Tall Double mixed, they are perfect for patio containers and for mixed posies too.

What's more Scabiosa is easy to grow and produces masses of flowers for cutting. The more you cut the more you get. Sow outdoors in spring for flowers this summer then sow again in autumn. An autumn sowing will produce early flowers the following year.

Genus Scabiosa atropurpurea
Variety Dwarf Double Mixed.
Plant Type Hardy Annual (short lived perennial often grown as an annual) Cut Flower.
Height & Spread 45cm tall x 30cm wide ( 18 inches tall x 12 inches)
Sow Seeds Sow indoors in late winter - early spring or early autumn then plant out 4-6 weeks later. Sow direct outdoors in flowering position in April/May.
Thin/Plant Out Plant out when the soil is warm. Allow 30cm (12 inches) between plants.
Conditions Required Scabiosa prefers well drained soil in full sun.
Flower Production Glamorous flowers produced from June to October as long as you keep picking.
Picking Pick Scabiosa early in the morning and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 7 days in a vase.
Planting Combinations Scabiosa atropurpurea is one of the loveliest flowers you can grow for cutting. They grow particularly well with other long flowering annual plants such as Salvia viridis (Clary), Nicotiana, Rudbeckia and Zinnias.
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